Chatterbox #138 – An interview with Ross This episode features an interview with our friend Ross. Ross is a student of applied linguistics and is very knowledgeable about learning and teaching foreign languages. Join Andrew and Ross as they chat about using music to study languages, walking in Europe, and brunch!

Chatterbox #139 – Fads and trends Are you trendy? Do you like to keep up to date with all the latest fads? Today’s episode is all about what’s cool. Join Harp and Andrew as they chat about some memorable fads from the past and some of the hot new trends that are popular today! Expressions more »

Catch Word #164 – Schmoozing Hey party people! Today’s episode is all about socializing at events and parties. From making small talk to making business connections, we’ve got it all covered. Join Harp and Maura as they describe and discuss three expressions that can be used to talk about making social connections. Expressions included in more »

Chatterbox #140 – Have you heard the latest slang? Every year, thousands of new words and expressions are added to the English language. In this episode, Andrew and Harp chat about some very recent additions. Join them as they quiz each other on the meaning of some cutting-edge expressions! Expressions included in the Learning Materials more »

Chatterbox #141 – Predicting the future Transcript Harp: Hello everyone. This is Harp. Andrew: And I’m Andrew. And we’re back with another Culips episode. Harp: Yes. Check out our website, That’s C, U, L, I, P, Because there, you can sign up and become a member. Andrew: And membership gets you a lot more »

Chatterbox #147 – Around the Culips water cooler Episode Description Office workers often gather around the water cooler to gossip, share news, and talk about what’s going on in the world. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Harp have a water cooler conversation. Join them as they chat about local and international current events! Expressions more »

Chatterbox #146 – Privacy Episode Description Do you ever feel like somebody’s watching you? Today’s episode is all about privacy. Join Harp and Andrew as they talk about hackers and online security, governments and national security, and even political scandals!

Simplified Speech #002 – Gardening In today’s Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Harp talk about a hobby they both share: gardening. Join them as they chat about growing fruits and vegetables, gardening trends in Montreal, and having a green thumb! Expressions Included in the Learning Materials To carve out something Would A jack-o’-lantern Fort St. more »

Chatterbox #145 – Learning to drive Episode Description Do you remember getting behind the wheel for the very first time? This episode is all about learning to drive. Join Andrew and Harp for their conversation about getting their driver’s licences. They talk about going to driver’s ed., hating parallel parking, and feeling the freedom that more »

Chatterbox #149 – The Culips mailbox Episode Description In every episode, we encourage you to send us messages with any questions you might have about life in Canada or the English language. We’ve received lots of great questions, so in this episode, Harp and Andrew dive into the Culips mailbox to respond to some of more »

Catch Word #178 – Touch and go It’s always good to plan ahead, but sometimes you just can’t know what’s around the corner! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain a couple of useful phrases for uncertain situations: touch and go and up in the air. Fun fact Touch and go can be more »

Simplified Speech #017 – American Thanksgiving Have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving is all about, and why Canada and the United States celebrate it on different days? Come join Andrew and Suzanne as they explain this unique North American holiday. Fun fact Canada began celebrating Thanksgiving before the United States. According to history, the first more »

Chatterbox #177 – What’s on our bucket lists What do you dream of doing? Today’s episode is all about the things we dream about accomplishing. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they share their bucket lists and tell you all about the things they most want to do before they die. Fun fact Morgan Freeman, one more »

Simplified Speech #015 – Cats Do you like cats? If you do, this is the perfect episode for you! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag discuss those feisty and adorable creatures: cats! Fun fact Maine Coon cats are the largest breed of domestic cat, with the average female weighing between 3.6 and 5.4 more »

Chatterbox #176 – Casinos Are you in the mood for fun? Let your hair down, and join Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss casinos, nightlife, and painting the town red! Fun fact Casinos are quite popular in Canada, and are littered across the country. Some of these casinos are full-fledged resorts with on-site hotels, spas, more »